AIDSTAR-One captures and shares lessons learned in the global effort to combat HIV through technical briefs, case studies, and a database of good and promising programmatic practices related to HIV prevention, care, and treatment.
AIDSTAR-One/Brazil used social technologies to create sustainable access to programming around HIV/TB co-infection. The Brazil Social Tech Program used social technologies—i.e., behavior change communication, social marketing, social mobilization, and social research—to increase awareness of HIV/TB co-infection risk, encourage health seeking behaviors, and support adherence to directly observed treatment, short-course (DOTS).
AIDSTAR-One worked with the USAID Eastern Europe and Eurasia Bureau to translate select key resources into Russian.
Addressing gender norms and inequities is essential to reducing HIV risk, mitigating its impact, and increasing access to services for men and women. On behalf of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the United Sates Agency for International Development (USAID), AIDSTAR-One promotes the integration of gender throughout prevention, care, and treatment programs.
AIDSTAR-One/India provided knowledge management and technical assistance support to India’s National AIDS Control Program (NACP) at national and state levels as well as to the US Government PEPFAR team.
The Global Health Initiative and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief prioritize integrating and mainstreaming HIV services to improve access to prevention, testing, treatment, and care.
In Latin America & the Caribbean, HIV prevention for sexually diverse populations, including transgender populations and men who have sex with men (MSM), is made significantly more difficult by societal norms that stigmatize same-sex sexual activity and favor conformity to strict gender roles. AIDSTAR-One has been exploring the factors that increase the vulnerability of these key populations; their health care needs; the availability of prevention, care, and support services, and the barriers that prevent access to these services.
Through technical assistance and knowledge management resources, AIDSTAR-One supports combination approaches to HIV prevention in both generalized and concentrated epidemics worldwide.